The view from the 35th floor of my office building this morning was pretty incredible. Like the city below was erased and then slowly revealed.
Focus on days. The day is the only unit of time that I can really get my head around. Seasons change, weeks are completely human-made, but the day has a rhythm. The sun goes up; the sun goes down. I can handle that.
This is the mindset I’ve taken with working on Manifest. Between work, family, life… there’s little time for much else. But I carve out a little bit of time each day, and it’s working. I should probably start posting an update of each days progress.
Great tips from Derek Powazek on not just how to write a personal story, but how to be a better writer. Which is something I want to do more of in the new year. Writing that is, not that it will be much better… but hopefully.
I stumble around the command line well enough to traverse the file system, start/stop servers, and create a symbolic link. But this handy list of Command line one-liners can even make someone like me look like they know what they’re doing.
Since I announced that a new Manifest was been in the works I’ve humbled by the amount of questions related to it. Below are the most popular questions I’ve received so far, along with some answers.
When will the new Manifest be released?
Excellent question and also the most popular. Basically, when it’s done. Annoying, I know. But other priorities such as work, life, family, & sanity have impacted the production schedule. Trust me, I want it done as much as you.
But do you have any kind of estimate when it will be released?
Personally, I have hopes and ideas when it will be released but nothing that could be classified as an estimate.
Are you actually still working on it?
Yup. And I plan to be more vocal about the updates and progress being made.
Is there going to be a beta?
I didn’t plan on a traditional beta release aside from my usage here on this site and a couple select people. But I figure some additional feedback from a variety of users would be a good thing. So, as a thank you to those of you who have sent me a donation over the life of Manifest, you’ll receive an email with info about the beta once it’s ready. (And no, I don’t know when that will be. Related: Question 1)
Can you help me with [insert help request here]?
Unfortunately I don’t offer any kind of support when it comes to Manifest. As you can see, it’s difficult enough to get the time to work on it much less respond to support requests. But that doesn’t mean I’m not listening. You can reach out to me on Twitter if you have feature requests, bug reports, general questions, or just want to say hi.
This past weekend I had the distinct honor being the officiating minister of my little sisters wedding. It was a beautiful day for a beach wedding and I can only hope I did the ceremony justice.
Since a wedding is a prime opportunity for photo fun and I had some unique perspectives of the day, I decided to go light and iPhone only. Below are some of my favorite photos of the day. All edited on the iPhone with one of my favorite apps, vscoCAM.